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What a KAVALIER & CLAY movie could have looked like!

Movie Scott Rudin by Jim Napier

Here are some animation tests for the Kavalier & Clay movie that never made it to the big screen. The film was to be based on Michael Chabon's novel called The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, about "two Jewish cousins in New York City who create a beloved comic-book superhero."

Even though the novel won a Pulitzer Prize and it had a development deal it ended up in development hell. 

Scott Rudin had commissioned an animation test to bring the book's comic-book hero, the Escapist, to life. The clip is directed by Jamie Caliri. What Caliri delivered was a snippet of the script itself that would demonstrate how they could combine live action and animation in an emotionally compelling way. Check it out below and share your thoughts!

The Escapist v.s. The Iron Gauntlet from Jamie Caliri on Vimeo.

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